Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Latest Confirmed Nominee Sees Slavery in Liberalism

She sees it as do many clear thinking Americans. The liberal plantation is alive an well in the 21st century albeit diminished.

Janice Rogers Brown, the African-American daughter of Alabama sharecroppers who was confirmed Wednesday to the federal appeals court here, often invokes slavery in describing what she sees as the perils of liberalism.

"In the heyday of liberal democracy, all roads lead to slavery," she has warned in speeches. Society and the courts have turned away from the founders' emphasis on personal responsibility, she has argued, toward a culture of government regulation and dependency that threatens fundamental freedoms.

"We no longer find slavery abhorrent," she told the conservative Federalist Society a few years ago. "We embrace it." She explained in another speech, "If we can invoke no ultimate limits on the power of government, a democracy is inevitably transformed into a kleptocracy - a license to steal, a warrant for oppression."

To her critics, such remarks are evidence of extremism.

It's only evidence of extremism to those monolithic "Great Society" New Deal" entrenched liberal lefties who couldn't see the truth if it bit them in the a$$.

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